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Haruna Miyagawa Interviews Mattie Balagat

Putting Yourself Out There: A conversation on social science research and its realities — Part 1

What could diving deep into ethnographic fieldwork, a key tool of social science research, look like? What to do with the academic pressure of “objectivity”, the baggage of bias and emotions, and the responsibilities social science researchers carry in today’s world? Mattie Balagat, a clueless GDP student interested in pursuing anthropological research, seeks answers to such questions [which may or may not be answered] through conversations with Professor Haruna Miyagawa.

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Haruna Miyagawa Interviews Mattie Balagat

Putting Yourself Out There: A conversation on social science research and its realities — Part 2

What could diving deep into ethnographic fieldwork, a key tool of social science research, look like? What to do with the academic pressure of “objectivity”, the baggage of bias and emotions, and the responsibilities social science researchers carry in today’s world? Mattie Balagat, a clueless GDP student interested in pursuing anthropological research, seeks answers to such questions [which may or may not be answered] through conversations with Professor Haruna Miyagawa.

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Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung Okayama University Student Life

First Generation Discovery: Experiences and Challenges

Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung writes of his experience as a first generation discovery program student at Okayama University.

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Interviews Justine Villena Okayama University Sports

An Unexpected Win by an Unexpected Sportsman – A Day In The Life of an Okayama University’s Kyūdō Club Member

Our Polyphony member Justine Villena sits down with Hanif Shidqi Amani Wicaksono, 3rd year Matching Track GDP student who is a member of the 弓道部 (kyūdō club). Last December, Hanif’s team triumphed in a match against Shikata campus. Let’s hear what he has to say!

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Attractions Forrest Maynock Okayama Student Life

Okayama “Watering Holes” – A Bars Review

Okayama has a wide variety of bars and eateries ready to be explored. In this article, Forrest gives a glimpse into three different establishments where one could find good food, drinks, and friends.